Google, Yahoo, Twitter Have Had Talks to Buy Flipboard--Update

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By Yoree Koh And Douglas MacMillan Several Internet giants have inquired about buying Flipboard Inc., maker of a newsreader app that has recently signaled it is open to acquisition discussions, according to people familiar with the matter. In recent weeks, ...

Vox Media to Acquire Tech Website Re/code

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

Vox Media said Tuesday it is acquiring Revere Digital, parent company of the technology news website and conference business Re/code. Re/code will continue as its own entity under the Vox Media umbrella, which encompasses seven other news sites that focus ...

Oil Marginally Higher but Strong Dollar Weighs

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By Eric Yep Oil prices were marginally higher in Asian trade Wednesday, attempting a rebound after sharp losses of nearly 3% in the previous session on the back of a strong U.S. dollar. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, ...

Deal Reunites Charter Chief With Time Warner Cable

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By Joe Flint Two years ago, Charter Communications Inc. Chief Executive Tom Rutledge predicted that the cable business would soon be down to two big players. Now, he's in line to run one of them. Mr. Rutledge will be the ...

Malaysia April Inflation Within Expectations, Central Bank Says

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By Jason Ng KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Malaysia's central bank chief said Wednesday the higher rate of inflation for April was within its expectations and that it is likely stay around 2% for the rest of the year. The consumer-price index--the country's ...

Universal Studios Japan Plans Tokyo Listing

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

HONG KONG—The operator of the Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka plans to list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as early as September, a person with knowledge of the deal said. USJ Co. has a current valuation of around ...

Coke Says It Is Ready To Let In Monster

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

(FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 5/27/15) By Mike Esterl It took Coca-Cola Co. years to decide to buy a stake in Monster Beverage Corp. Now as it prepares to assume 16.7% of the edgy energy-drink company early next month, it's ...

U.K. Government to Lay Out Legislative Agenda Wednesday

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By Jenny Gross LONDON--British Prime Minister David Cameron's government said plans to reduce taxes for low-income workers will be among the measures it will lay out on Wednesday in its legislative agenda for the parliamentary session. The government's agenda, which ...

Deal Reunites Charter Chief With TWC

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

(FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 5/27/15) By Joe Flint Two years ago, Charter Communications Inc. Chief Executive Tom Rutledge predicted that the cable business would soon be down to two big players. Now, he's in line to run one of ...

Australian Construction Activity Falls on Mining Downturn

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By James Glynn SYDNEY--The total value of construction work completed in Australia in the first quarter fell, dragged down by an accelerating decline in mining-related investment. Construction activity dropped by 2.4% from the fourth quarter of last year to A$48.4 ...

Net trade surplus at SEK 5.7 billion in April

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2015-05-27 9:30 AM Nr 2015:619 Exports, imports and net trade balance, April 2015: Net trade surplus at SEK 5.7 billion in April In April 2015 Swedish exports of goods amounted to SEK 99.0 billion, while ...

Orange Gets Green Light from Spanish Regulator for Jazztel Buy

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By William Horobin PARIS--French telecommunications company Orange SA (ORA.F) said Wednesday that the Spanish Securities Commission has authorized its tender offer to buy Spanish broadband and cellphone operator Jazztel (JAZ.MC). The 3.4 billion euro ($3.72 billion) offer will be open ...

FTC Clears Reynolds-Lorillard Deal

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

U.S. antitrust enforcers on Tuesday cleared Reynolds American Inc. to proceed with its $25 billion acquisition of Lorillard Inc., ending months of uncertainty about whether the government would allow the second- and third largest U.S. cigarette makers to combine. Reynolds ...

Crescent Point to Buy Legacy Oil + Gas

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By Carolyn King Crescent Point Energy Corp. said Tuesday it would acquire junior oil and gas producer Legacy Oil + Gas Inc. for about 563 million Canadian dollars ($457 million) in shares, boosting its position in southeast Saskatchewan and giving ...

Google, Yahoo, Twitter Have Had Talks to Buy Flipboard

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By Yoree Koh And Douglas MacMillan Several Internet giants have inquired about buying Flipboard Inc., maker of a newsreader app that has recently signaled it is open to acquisition discussions, according to people familiar with the matter. In recent weeks, ...

Digits

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

(FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 5/27/15) Vox Media to Buy Re/code Site Vox Media said Tuesday it is acquiring Revere Digital, parent company of the technology news website and conference business Re/code. Re/code will continue as its own entity under ...

Mexico, Brazil Agree to Expand Trade Ties

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

MEXICO CITY—The leaders of Mexico and Brazil agreed on Tuesday to expand a trade accord they hope will double business between the two biggest Latin American economies over the next 10 years. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Brazilian President ...

French Consumer Confidence Slips in May

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By William Horobin PARIS--French consumer confidence slipped in May as households' assessment of their ability to make savings slumped. Consumer confidence in the eurozone's second largest economy fell to 93 in May from 94 in April, the first decline since ...

Beijing's Yuan Push Bears Fruit

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By Anjani Trivedi The yuan is now the region's leading currency for doing business with China, trumping the Japanese yen and the Hong Kong dollar as Beijing aggressively pushes its currency through international trade channels. The currency now accounts for ...

Reynolds-Lorillard Tobacco Merger Gets FTC Clearance

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By Brent Kendall And Tripp Mickle U.S. antitrust enforcers on Tuesday cleared Reynolds American Inc. to proceed with its $25 billion acquisition of Lorillard Inc., ending months of uncertainty about whether the government would allow the second- and third largest ...